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Glass bracelet

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) Diam.: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.342
Not on view
Uncertain color (translucent dark green?), appearing opaque black.
Slightly irregular circular band; rectangular in section, with rounded edges; no visible join.
Outer surface decorated with twelve stamped patterns of two slanting ribs, some decorated with crosshatching, between two thicker and deeper raised ribs.
Intact; dulling and creamy brown enamel weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 970, p. 135, pl. 173.7.

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